DAYBREAK WITH EVONNE FERGUSON
Evonne Ferguson will be up with the early birds to ease you into the weekend with her selections of music from across the centuries plus news and weather, and at 9.20 we explore the lesser-known realms of nature on our island in Nature File with ecologist, Anja Murray.
Nature File Episode 8 - Carraigín Moss
Traditionally harvested in spring, carraigín moss is a small branching seaweed that was once widely used for folk medicine and as food. Explore its ecology and uses in this week's Nature File.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 22nd April, 7am-10am
MOVIES AND MUSICALS WITH AEDÍN GORMLEY
As a new production of West Side Story comes to Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre in June, Aedín talks to Alexander Bernstein, son of composer Leonard Bernstein, about his father and why West Side Story remains as popular today as it did when it first opened on Broadway in 1957.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 22nd April, 1pm-4pm
RTÉ LYRIC LIVE CELEBRATES EARTH DAY WITH MAX RICHTER
Tonight we join listeners across the European Broadcasting Union for a celebration of Earth Day from the BBC. Linton Stephens presents this concert from the Ecology Pavillion, London with a programme of music by Max Richter including his Four Seasons recomposed.
Max Richter: Infra
Max Richter: Four Seasons Recomposed with Elena Urioste, violin
Max Richter: On the Nature of Daylight
Linton Stephens, presenter
Max Richter (piano, synthesizer)
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 22nd April, 7pm-10pm
THE LYRIC FEATURE
Reading Mary Lavelle
Limerick writer Kate O'Brien was an internationally acclaimed novelist, playwright and journalist, whose novels The Land of Spices and Mary Lavelle were banned in Ireland. One hundred years ago, in 1922, a 24-year-old O’Brien travelled to Spain – an experience that later inspired the writing of Mary Lavelle.
Set in that same year, the novel tells the story of a young Irish woman engaged as a governess by a wealthy Spanish family who becomes involved with the married son of her employer. The programme explores the historical, cultural and literary significance of this strikingly modern book, which brings to life a community of Irish single women making their living abroad.
Featuring excerpts read by Kathy Rose O’Brien - actor and grand-niece of the author - along with archive interviews with the author, and contributions from long-time O’Brien readers as well as those new to her work.
Presented and produced by Siobhán Mannion.
Sound Mixing by Tinpot Productions
(First tx 13/11/2022)
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 23rd April, 6pm-7pm
RTÉ LYRIC LIVE: NEW MUSIC DUBLIN
Join Paul Herriott live from the stage of the National Concert Hall as he is joined by John Harris for tonight's live concert from New Music Dublin featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as they present a striking programme that examines humanity's fragile relationship with nature, including two world premieres. Brett Dean's Testament is a stark depiction of Beethoven's anguish as he began to fall deaf, becoming alienated from the world around him. This is followed by Kevin Volans's high-energy Piano Concerto No. 4b, with Isabelle O'Connell and an orchestra including five midi pianos in surround sound. The evening ends with Karen Power's bold new commission inspired by a research trip to the South Pole - a gripping evocation of Antarctica's wild and remote landscape, incorporating live performance, recorded audio and stunning visuals.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 23rd April, 7pm-9pm
NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME
Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire, with Sounds on Screen, a piece from the big or small screen each day at 11am, and each day at midday, one of Niall's Five of a Kind. This week we'll hear five pieces composed by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 24th April, 10am-1pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
Two of the country's foremost music ensembles collaborate in our Full Score concert. Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) joins forces with Chamber Choir Ireland (CCI) for a fabulous celebration of music and song from saints and scholars. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
Arvo Pärt: Fratres
Arvo Pärt: Silouans Song
Eoghan Desmond: Amra Choluim Chille
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Choir Ireland
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 24th April, 1pm-4pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
Regarded as one of the foremost trumpeters of her generation, Tine Thing Helseth joins forces with pianist Kathryn Stott for an eclectic programme that includes music by Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim, as well as Martinu's Sonatina and toe-tapping numbers by Weill and Piazzolla in today's Full Score concert from Wigmore Hall in London. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 25th April, 1pm-4pm
MARTY IN THE MORNING
Join Marty as he takes the chill out of your early mornings with music, news, weather and travel updates. Pianist Fiachra Garvey joins Marty to chat about his role as Artistic Director of the West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival and performs live in studio.
RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 26th April, 7am-10am
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
In today's Full Score concert Ensemble I Gemelli with conductor Emiliano-Gonzalez Toro perform Chiara Margarita Cozzolani's Vespers of the Virgin Mary (1650).
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, born into a wealthy family in 17th-century Milan, made her vows at the age of 18 with the Benedictine nuns. Her name would probably only appear in archives today were it not for the fact that Cozzolani was also a fantastic composer, rivaling famous contemporaries Francesco Cavalli, Barbara Strozzi and Benedetto Ferrari at the highest level. What makes her compositions so appealing is the intensely moving and spirited style she imparted to the sacred texts of the psalms and motets of her Vespers. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 27th April, 1pm-4pm
AEDÍN IN THE AFTERNOON
This Friday afternoon, French pianist Hélène Grimaud (photo Mat Henneck) is in the spotlight with works by Bach, Gabriel Faure and Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov. We'll take a trip with Paul Brady to Donegal and travel down along the Wild Atlantic way with Aoife Scott reaching Kells Bay with Emma Langford. Jazzy tunes from Bill Evans, Peggy Lee and Lalo Schifrin and stunning choral recordings from Tenebrae and Estonian voices.
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 28th April, 1pm-4pm
LORCAN MURRAY’S CLASSIC DRIVE
Broadcasting live daily Monday to Friday evenings from our Limerick studios, Lorcan Murray presents RTÉ lyric fm's flagship show, Classic Drive. Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack, wherever you are, sharing a feast of music with both the curious and the knowledgeable and featuring listeners' own choices. Included in this musical feast are the latest news and sports updates and tips for what's on where you are. There, for one and all, Lorcan's with you all the way.
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 28th April, 4pm-7pm